Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
environment -- it's not a laboratory. you're catching this in a completely naturalistic environment. you don't know -- there's a lot of things. you don't know exactly how it's going to go. we set up everything and then as the pilots and parachuters were planning their execution, we had to hope that what they said they were going to do would come in and all work right. you'll see in the show a lot of stuff went wrong. >> dr. barth, i have to say, i've been somewhat fatalistic when i ride an airplane. why put on a seat belt? come on. no one is surviving this crash but that's not true. you say people survive plane crashes at an incredibly high rate? >> most people survive plane crashes and most plane crashes are survivable. >> because of where they've chosen to do, where they've chosen to sit? why do they survive? >> a whole lot of factors go into that, but part of it is being aware of where your exits are and what you're going to do to survive. some are dependent on the crash. the first ten rows were destroyed. >> oh, first class. >> sit in the way back. >> cindy measured the potential for inj
Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the procedures. joe down in mission control is talking to you. you know you're in a hostile environment. and you cannot think about anything else. you have to be focused, otherwise you're going to die. >> reporter: i asked kitinger whose record from jumping from 102,000 feet has stood for 52 years, if he has a tinge of jealousy. >> he's advancing science and he'll do a great job. >> reporter: and that's key here. the records mean a lot. but what this team wants to get out of this is the scientific and aerospace advancements. they want to see if that suit that felix is going to wear is going to be the next generation spacesuit, to see if people can survive outside a space vehicle inside event of a malfunction. >> what a soir, brian, thank you. >>> you're in "the situation room." happening now, mitt romney says president obama is leading from behind. but he isn't the first to use that description. we have the reporter who heard it first from a member of the obama administration. >>> we also have inside information about vice president joe biden's preparations for his crucial debate with paul ryan.
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
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